Chloromycetin Aplicap 50'S

Eye Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP contains a medicine called Chloramphenicol which belongs to the group of medicine called Antibiotics. It is used for the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis.

Bacterial conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye or Madras eye. Conjunctivitis is an infection of the outer surfaces of the eye. The infected eye will have redness, discomfort, itching, sticky discharge or gritty in the eyes.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have kidney, liver, and heart problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.

The common side effect of this medicine is stinging or burning in and around the eyes. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

USES OF CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP

  • Used to treat acute bacterial conjunctivitis

HOW CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP WORKS

CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP belongs to an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria that cause eye infections. It does so by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. This does not directly remove the bacteria but prevents them from increasing in numbers and eventually clears up the eye infection.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always use the CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP as prescribed by the doctor. It is for ophthalmic use only. Check the label for directions before use.

SIDE EFFECTS OF CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP

COMMON

  • stinging or burning in and around the eyes
  • irritation, swelling, watery eyes or sensitivity to light

RARE

Contact your doctor immediately, if you have,

  • wheeziness (shortness of breath), fever, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, throat, neck, itching or rash with swelling of the skin
  • sore throat, bruising or being unable to overcome an infection
  • changes in blood cells causing severe tiredness or easy bruising
  • eyesight problems
  • tiredness, headaches, fever, severe chills, bleeding or bruising more easily than normal, nosebleeds
  • drop in blood pressure
  • feeling generally weak and tired or another infection or easy bleeding or bruising

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Skin rash:

Avoid hot showers because hot water can irritate your skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use protective clothing when going outdoors. Regularly moisturize your skin. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve or worsen.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP may cause blurred vision, avoid driving and handling of heavy machines unless their vision is clear.

ALLERGY

Do not use this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Chloramphenicol or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

It is not recommended for use if you:

  • have blood disorder
  • have bone marrow disease including anaemia (symptoms such as tiredness, unusual bruising or increase in the number of infections)
  • wear contact lenses

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have:

  • visual disturbances
  • severe pain in the eye
  • sensitive eye reactions

Use in pediatrics:

CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP should be used with caution in children. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use in geriatrics:

CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before receiving this medicine.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Inform your physician if you are taking,

  • methotrexate (used to treat cancer)
  • azathioprine (used for the immune system)
  • chymotrypsin (used as a dietary supplement)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally uses too much of this medicine, you should wash your eye with plenty of water, if any painful symptoms continue after this, consult your doctor immediately.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Chloramphenicol
Pharmacological Category :   Antibiotics
Therapeutic Indication :   Bacterial conjunctivitis
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Drops, Eye Drops, Eye Ointment, Injection, Syrup, Suspension, Caplet, Aplicap

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP

How does CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP works?

CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP works by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins which are necessary for vital bacterial functions. Thereby, acts against the bacteria and helps in treating and preventing the spread of infections.

Can I stop using CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP on my own?

It is recommended to complete the course, even if you feel better as it is an antibiotic, and leaving in between may lead to more severe infection and may cause antibiotic resistant.

Is CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP cause blood problems?

This medicine might lower certain types of blood cells in the body. Consult a doctor immediately if you experience pale skin, shortness of breath, excessive tiredness, unusual bleeding or bruising or any skin infection like fever, cough or sore throat and chills. Regular blood test is advisable while using CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP.

Is it safe to use CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP for a long duration?

The medicine should only be used as prescribed by the doctor. Do not use CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP for a longer duration. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve despite using for a week or if worsens.

Can I use CHLOROMYCETIN APLICAP during pregnancy?

No, it is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Beta-Lactam Antibiotics. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 723 & 724.

2. Melvin I.Roat, Etiology of Acute Bacterial Conjunctivitis. [Revised on April 2021] [Accessed on 15 March 2022] https://www.msdmanuals.com/en-in/professional/eye-disorders/conjunctival-and-scleral-disorders/acute-bacterial-conjunctivitis#

3. Pubchem. Chloramphenicol; National Library of Medicine [Revised on Feb 2022] [Accessed on 15 March 2022] https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Chloramphenicol

4. Martindake Pharmaceuticals Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on March 2017] [Accessed on 15 March 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.3533.pdf

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7. Webmd.com. Chloramphenicol [Accessed on 15 March 2022] https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-19138-880/chloramphenicol-ophthalmic-eye/chloramphenicol-ointment-ophthalmic/details#:~:text=Chloramphenicol%20is%20an%20antibiotic%20that,lead%20to%20its%20decreased%20effectiveness

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    60 g
    Ingredient
    CHLORAMPHENICOL 1 % w/w
    Hsn Code
    30044090
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Chloromycetin Aplicap 50'S

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